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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 34BE

No defence of mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that activity was not sexual or conduct was not offensive

It is not a defence to a charge that, at the time of the conduct constituting the offence, A was under a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that—

        (a)     for an offence against section 34B(1)—the activity was not sexual; or

        (b)     for an offence against section 34BB(1)—the conduct was not offensive.

Note

The reference to A in this section is a reference to the same A referred to in the offence provisions in this Subdivision.

Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (6) (Heading and s. 36) amended by Nos 9155 s. 3, 9576 s. 11(1), repealed by No. 10233 s. 8(2).

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Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (7) (Heading and ss 37–43) amended by Nos 6958 s. 8(4)(b), 7546 s. 4, 7876 s. 2(3), 8280 s. 5, 9576 s. 11(1), repealed by No. 10233 s. 8(2).

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Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (8) (Heading and ss 44–62) amended by Nos 6761
s. 2, 7332 s. 2(Sch. 1 item 18), 7577 s. 2, 8280 s. 6, substituted as Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (8) (Heading and ss 44-46) by No. 9509 s. 5, substituted as Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (8) (Heading and ss 36–39) by No. 8/1991 s. 3, substituted as Pt 1 Div. 1 Subdiv. (8) (Heading and ss 35–37) by No. 81/1991 s. 3.

(8) Sexual offences (general provisions)

S. 34C inserted by No. 74/2014 s. 3 (as amended by No. 14/2015 s. 69(2)), repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 4.

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New s. 35 inserted by No. 81/1991 s. 3, amended by Nos 2/2006 s. 3, 12/2008 s. 73(1)(Sch. 1 item 16), 4/2009 s. 37(Sch. 1 item 9), 74/2014 s. 7(1), substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 5.



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